Real Madrid travel to the province of Alicante (Alacant) to face Elche this evening at the Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero in the 10th round of La Liga, with kick-off scheduled at 9pm local time.
Carlo Ancelotti is expected to make a couple of changes to the side that defeated Barcelona in El Clásico over the weekend. Federico Valverde will most likely be moved into the midfield to allow Rodrygo to start, while Antonio Rüdiger and Lucas Vázquez will probably get the nod ahead of David Alaba and Dani Carvajal respectively.
Anriy Lunin will stand between the sticks as Thibaut Courtois remains sidelined with an injury. However, it is believed that the Belgian will recover for the weekend’s fixtures.
Predicted Real Madrid lineup against Elche
AS predict that Ancelotti will field the following starting XI against Elche: Andriy Lunin – Lucas Vázquez, Éder Militão, Antonio Rüdiger, Ferland Mendy – Frederico Valverde, Aurélien Tchouaméni, Luka Modrić or Toni Kroos – Rodrygo, Karim Benzema, Vinícius Júnior.